TITLE

Building a metaphor: Another brick in the wall?

AUTHOR(S)
Altman, Douglas G.
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal;12/22/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7888, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses a common metaphor for the accumulation of scientific knowledge of individual studies being the bricks from which a wall is being built. Quotations from over a century that emphasizes that scientific knowledge is cumulative is also presented. The author further discusses systematic reviews that incorporated the notion of searching for the relevant evidence.
ACCESSION #
84742107

 

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